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Illmatic recording session 
by Lisa Leone

New: Radiohead - Lotus Flower

Directed by Garth Jennings

World Press Photo: winners - The Big Picture -
A boy stands by the burning old Iron Market in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, January 18, 2010. First Prize General News Single, Riccardo Venturi, Italy, Contrasto.
Kiko Mizuhara
real name: Audrie Kiko Daniel

Everglade | Spying on Kate Moss

When Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin signed on to shoot the fall/winter 2010/11 Balmain campaign starring Kate Moss, they did so as double agents. Without anyone knowing, the renowned fashion photographers set up four surveillance-style cameras to capture Moss’s unbridled performance on set. The short film, titled Everglade, takes its name from the haunting Antony and the Johnsons song that serves as its soundtrack, and premieres on NOWNESS today. It marks the latest instance of the Dutch duo’s intentionally blurring the boundaries of reality. “Surrealism is always there in our work, whether it’s in camera or through computer manipulation,” says Van Lamsweerde. Animated by director Bouwine Pool for Sherbet with illustration by artist Jo Ratcliffe, the film not only captures Moss in action, but also aims to represent a fantasy inner world. “We talked to [Ratcliffe] about it being half horror and half Disney,” Van Lamsweerde says, and what evolved is an idiosyncratic take on the behind-the-scenes genre. “It ranges from a sinewy heavy metal feel to a much cuter place,” she sums up. To read our exclusive Q&A with Ratcliffe, click here. (Via Nowness)

Luke Meier: Vans Syndicate

A short skate film like you’ve never seen.    

Watch full screen. Sound up. 


What Matters Most 

Written and Directed by: Kahlil Joseph 

Music by: Flying Lotus and Melvin Gibbs 
Produced by: Luke Meier, Chris Gibbs, and Omid Fatemi 
Photographed by: Matthew J. Lloyd 
Co-produced by: Funk Factory Films
Skaters: Chioke Daudi Stuckey, Ben Randolph, Zachary Zaragoza, and Rodney Procter 
Edited by: Kahlil Joseph, Sean Shafer, Aaron Morris, and Luke Lynch 
Costume/Production Designer: Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes 
Optical Titles: Sebastian Pardo 

Seu Jorge and Almaz - The Model: Chapter One - Marcello in Limbo

Part one of a short film/music video starring Seu Jorge, featuring his band Almaz, and their families. Part two to premiere on IFC in the coming weeks.

Brilliantly shot in their Hollywood Hills residence with direction from Kahlil Joseph, produced by What Matters Most.

Kahlil Joseph is an emerging director based in Los Angeles with a visionary talent. As part of What Matters Most, they’ve produced gorgeous cinematic works for new artists such as Aloe Blacc "I Need A Dollar", Shafiq feat. Bilal "Cheeba", and a homage to the seminal Charles Burnett film, Killer of Sheepfor Shabazz Palaces (remember Butterfly from Digable Planets?) entitled, "Belhaven Meridian"

Checking in on Saturn - The Big Picture -